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california, former speaker of the house in california, speaker of the assembly in california is going to be our guest in studio. so will victoria jones from talk radio news be here as a "friend of bill" and danielle from the center for american progress and president obama about to go back on the road campaigning. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> some other headlines you need to know on this wednesday. staffers in john boehner's office got quite a show yesterday. protestors showed up and stripped completely naked to protest cuts to a.i.d.s. programs. several men and women chanted for about ten minutes in the nude completely. in the speaker's office. though he was not there at the time. "buzzfeed" reports three women were arrested for lewd and indecent acts. the video is readily available online. uncensored. >> bill: why just the women arrested? why weren't the men arrested? >> because the women were more resisting. i guess the men put their clothes on quicker than the women did before -- when
raise tax rates. and, california and several to the states, the top rate is approaching 50%, effectively with a 50% top rate. and, business has as much incentive to fire somebody, to lower costs, as to hire somebody to increase revenues. >> lou: we have a contemporaneous pareexperiment g on, in california bringing tax levels above 50%, the nation, right now, getting ready to move higher are we going to see california behave that's cas th in the coal mine, if you will when it comes to economic growth and the ability to support an ever-growing government. >> yes, people are fleeing california. california is a microcosm of what happens to countries that raise their tax rates. entrepreneurs flee and welfare recipients pour in and you get an unsustainable state of affairs, and that is california. unsustainable and meanwhile they are destroying silicon valley, which has been america's greatest asset. a source of all of our technology and our military power and potential for growth and we are sickling it over with a cast of green goo and everybody is angling for green subsidies and that is a tr
which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. in california, proposition 8, a voter approved initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage. joining me now to weigh in on what we might expect from the high court is richard socarides former president of equality matters who also served as a senior adviser to president clinton. as always, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> eliot: what is the importance of friday or monday, depending on which day the supreme court announces their decision. >> at the end of this week or on monday, we'll begin to hear from the supreme court what they're going to decide this term in relation to gay marriage and gay rights. we're almost assuredly in for a big decision from the supreme court by the end of this term. we may as early as monday, hear that they have decided not to accept for review, the all-important proposition 8 case in california. if that happens that means that in california, same-sex marriage would be legal again as early as next tuesday. >
that's where we're going. >> you're from california, correct? >> i live there, yes. >> doesn't make you a bad person. >> i'm from buffalo too. >> it explains why he's stylish, right? well, i live in california. we voted to raise income taxes and sales taxes. california is, what, one-seventh of the u.s. economy. >> jerry browne's miracle. >> i'm going to get a bill as well as every other californian asking for money. >> what is your point? >> that will have a negative impact on the california economy and on the u.s. economy. so ron is right. there are parts of the u.s. economy are certainly improving, but there are other parts that have not yet felt a vice that's squeezing on them. >> all right. we got to go. the bell is going to ring shortly, i feel like. we got to go. thank you, everybody. appreciate it. we are heading toward the close and, really, the market is where it was before all the rhetoric came out on the cliff. the dow up 32 points right how it. >> we've heard some democrats made maye be willing to dive off that fiscal cliff. our next guest certainly is not following suit. fi
marriages between a man and woman. it's also considering a challenge to prop 8, that's california's ban on same-sex marriage which voters approved in 2008. >>> listen up. we now know the identity of one of the two power ball jackpot winners. mark hill is the owner of $294 million. he bought his ticket in missouri. he confirmed on facebook saying quote, we are truly blessed, we are lucky winners of the power ball. his son talked about the moment his dad broke the good news. >> i keep thinking i'm going to wake up and think man, i had the craziest dream. he got a phone call this morning. he was toyic sounding. he was like it was us. i'm happy for him. he worked hard in his life. he won't have to anymore. >> very happy for him? for us, dude. you are his son. this surveillance video may show a winner. people at this maryland gas station say a man walked in to check his ticket and started freaking out. they say he told them he bought the ticket in arizona. >>> cops in columbus, ohio believe they won 1 million bucks. they bought their ticket at this gas station. once the ticket is validated,
? >> you know, they definitely want him, you can see that. in fact, senator feinstein of california, who is head of the senate intelligence committee, wants him, is hoping that he would testify as early as friday. he was scheduled to testify this week. in fact, i believe it was thursday. that's not happening. but, you know, youf got two things. one is they believe that the information that he has, obviously, would be valuable. and, in fact, in some cases they would say crucial. the other thing is there are allegations by some republicans that the timing of his stepping down and all of his scandal is connected to the investigation. now that is surmisal on their part. that's allegations. there certainly is a lot of interest in getting him up there to tell what he knows. >> jill dougherty, reporting live for us this morning. >>> it has been eight months since the president has held a news conference at the white house. as you know, a lot has happened since then. attacks in benghazi, re-election, fiscal cliff we're getting very close to. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us now.
college in california, and pomona college has a thing for the number 47. they believe the number 47 holds the secret to the universe. they love it. they put it everywhere. they look for it everywhere. they see it everywhere. pomona magazine, the official magazine of pomona college wrote, quote, you might call pomona's link to the deep structure of the union years. the organ case has 47 pipes or the traditional motto, our tribute to christian civilization has 47 characters. did you know that at the time of pomona's first graduating class in 1984 there were 47 students enrolled and if you want to go deeper into the mystery, did you notice the last two digits equal 47 times 2? the article goes on like that for another 2,000 words. you know who else thought the number 47 kind of explained it all? >> 47% of the people who vote for the president obama no matter what. 47% who are with him who are satisfied with government and believe they are victims and government has the responsibility to care for them and believe that they're entitled to health care, food, housing, to you name it. these are p
: to this. >> ow! >> reporter: june 4 of this year, pulled over off a busy california freeway. she says she lost her way and pulled over to figure out how to get home. the police officers say jones was trying to hide something. they conducted a sobriety test and allowed to return to her kaur. she begins to question why she's being held. >> you're getting it all wrong. i'm trying to get home. >> you're not acting as someone who hasn't done anything wrong. >> reporter: when officers try to control her, she bolts. and then she's tased. jones going into cardiac arrest. her only and last response, a long and erie moment. >> reporter: jones was charged with resisting arrest and drug possession. jones says she remembers nothing of that night and has suffered brain damage. >> they detained her far too long, they scared her when she ran to the car out of fear. after 15 minutes of an unjustified stop they tased her and caused her to go into cardiac arrest. >> a law enforcement veteran says it is essential for police to give suspects clear discussion and there's one thing that he doesn't understand. >
me take you into it. this morning, by far the worst weather all through california. i just read something that at some of the highest elevations in the mountains in california could get up to 100 inches of snow. 100 inches of snow over the next three to four days. crazy. it's raining hard this morning in san francisco to sacramento. san francisco, it's going to be a rainy three days. another big storm coming in saturday afternoon, saturday night. it's going to rain through sunday. you get a break monday, then another storm on tuesday. we have a lot of flooding concerns in the rivers in california in the days ahead. let me take you through the forecast as we go at it. this huge storm in the west, it's not going to move across the country. it's just going to stall out. if you're anywhere from denver to the east coast, don't expect a lot of wet weather this weekend. it should mostly be dry. and notice the temperatures. they're warming up in the middle of the country, and that will head east as we go throughout the weekend. so your friday forecast, really no airport concerns out the
in southern california. making their debut just in time for the holiday shopping season. the idea came from the cupcake vending machine, already a hit in beverly hills. caviar can be just as sweet says the vending machine's owner. is it about making it accessible to people? >> very accessible, convenient, at every price point. >> reporter: so it is caviar out of a vending machine in a shopping mall, but some say this just doesn't belong. >> reporter: owner david lenz says his caviar is served with more flair at his restaurant, not food court fudge. >> that's the part i don't get. i can see getting it, taking it home to have some champagne with it just on your lunch break? it doesn't add up. with a soda from the food court? >> exactly. >> reporter: we found plenty of caviar critics. >> would you put $500 in a machine? >> no. >> would you buy eggs out of a vending machine? much less fish eggs. >> reporter: but the flurries are buying for their daughter this christmas. a little luxury for the layman, conveniently dispensed just in time for the holidays. nothing too fishy about it. kyung lah, c
, congressman from california. they both gave thifr interpretations. peter king said petraeus said he didn't know who are on when the cia intelligence talking points were edited, and shift said that petraeus said that the reason they were edited was to protect classified information. now, i talked to a former cia counterintelligence official today who said that both of those aassessessments can't rea live in the same word, so maybe there's some misinterpretation of what petraeus said. you can't believe on the one hand petraeus didn't know why the talking points were edited and on the other he had a perfectly good explanation for why the points were edited. make we'll get more on that. i think that we have a deeper understanding here after today about why david petraeus so badly want upped to come out and set the record straight. he didn't want on record that cia intelligence was bad and that was the reason. so that "wall street journal" report we saw yesterday talking about petraeus in his final days at the cia really wanting to come out and talk publicly. we have a greater sense of why th
, california striking down their three-strikes law. that says let's not have nonviolent drug offenders go away to jail for a long time. judges and police say this is a losing battle. let's move towards treatment and decriminalization and treat it like alcohol rather than prohibition and criminalization. we have a mexican president saying, hey, let's look at a different way to treat this thing. let's talk about what he recently said. in favor of opening a new debate in the strategy in the way we fight drug traffickings. it's clear after several decades we have more drug consumption, drug use, drug trafficking. things are not working. a change in the drug policy would have a massive impact on the economy and on crime in both north america and throughout south america, and would lead the way and open the path toward a more humane immigration policy and people in america accepting them. >> i think you're right. it's been interesting. as things have moved politically in terms of the war on drugs, we've also, of course, seen after this election potential movement on comprehensive immigration reform.
in our state delegations and across the country. i'm very proud that in california our delegation of democrats is a majority of women, not even counting our two senators, senator feinstein and senator boxer so women are empowered in california. i'm also want to acknowledge that although our numbers are great here, two of our colleagues have gone on to the senate, senator-elect tammy baldwin and we're very proud of that. [ applause ] senator-elect macy hirano, only the second woman of color to serve in the senate. that's pretty exciting and unfortunately we won't have kathy hochul and betty sutton in this next congress, but the future is soon and coming upon us and we know they will be making a great public contribution. so here we are in the past week since the election, we're still finishing up some of our campaigns, we're very proud of the success as i said yesterday and as you see here today. why is it important for us to make this statement of the strength of women in the congress of the united states? of the house democratic women? because this is where the hopes and dreams o
. >> a senior citizen home in california is under fire for two people died. >> the care giver picked poison mushroom and used them to make the folks a home made soup. they say no foul play was intended. but the victim's loved ones are upset that more is not done about the case. >> brian: are coffee beans disappearing? rising temperatures could wipe oud wild coffee beans and those are the favorite and the shortage could ruin coffee exporters like ethiopia and columbia and blazil it is a warning for the coffee growers; you don't want to be short. >> steve: you just don't. >> gretchen: the capitol of the world declaring monday meatless. the los angeles city council encouraging people to go veggie on the first work way. it is a regulation that can not be enforced. you are meatless on monday regularly. >> brian: yes, a lot of people on pure protein diets are not happy about this. >> steve: it is tastey. >> brian: protein mania. >> steve: beef for breakfast. we'll see what is happening on the weather. portions of america's dairy land storms are moving out . down through the tennessee valley and g
to it at all. ann is in california. >> caller: what i was going to say is words matter, so some of the words i like to use that people totally get, is the only entitlement program we should be talking about is the entightments for the rich and famous. that is their -- they feel so freaken entitled. and the other phrase i use is needy billionaires. >> bill: yeah, yeah right. i like that. it is interesting that they are always saying you know -- they are against all of these handouts, right? and romney complaining about obama giving away gifts to various groups of americans, and that's how he won the election but boy, they have their hand out more than everybody else. right? >> caller: absolutely. and they feel totally entitled to every strap they can sponge off of the rest of us. >> caller: yes it's greedy greedy bastards that make up 2% of the wealthiest americans. not all of them. >> caller: not all of them. the millionaires are kind of with us on this, but definitely not the billionaires. >> caller: yeah. we had one of the former aol executives, and he said hey, we hav
coast. we're still getting drenched. this huge storm will be impacting california, oregon and washington state over the weekend. we're still expecting another couple inches of rain, gusty winds, high waves. this is one of their bigger storms they'll probably see as they go through their rainy sto season. now for the good news, we're turning the corner on this cold spell. the warm air building in the middle of the country. beautiful last day of november, denver, kansas city through texas and eventually as we go throughout the next three days, some of this will work its way towards the east coast. and look at by sunday, we should be near 60 degrees in d.c., upper 50s, new york city. we're going to be dry everywhere east of the rockies this weekend. so it looks like, joe, if you have your pick of your days, i think east coast sunday looks for very nice to get outdoors and enjoy a nice warm start to december. >> he will plan on it. thank you so much, bill. greatly appreciate it. >>> now let's turn to sports. >> all right. >> you know, earlier this month, drew brees and the saints handed the
of california, oregon, towards washington state. we really could get nailed. this could be one of the bigger rain events of the season or maybe the year for northern california. that little dark area between crescent city and redding is estimated rainfall totals up to six to eight inches. that's significant stuff. we could have flooding concerns on the rivers in the days ahead. if you're traveling anywhere in the middle of the country, beautiful weather. look how nice that is, denver, kansas city, st. louis, oklahoma city down to texas. florida still one of the warmer spots. still a little cold in areas of the northern plains. overall, it's a lot better than it was. it's a lot warmer, too. you're watching "morning joe," everyone. we'll be back soon. we're brewed by starbucks. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.or
can crack that up to be decent news and upbeat news from california, it will have a $1.9 billion budget gap during its next fiscal year, that's far smaller, here is the good part, far smaller than it's seen in prior years and holds out the possibility that california may actually see surpluses within a few years thanks to spending cuts and tax hikes. those folks have their fingered crossed. >>> hamas rockets killed three in israel as they threaten a wider offensive. martin fletcher is in tel aviv and has more. >> reporter: israel and the palestinians in gaza are on the major edge of a confrontation, neither side really wants but seems to be what happens. israeli rocket attacks against gaza targeting the militant leaders of hamas are continuing and continuing to attack rocket stockpiles from gaza. israel's goal is to prevent hamas from attacking israeli citizens with rockets. there have been 850 akz ta, 100 in the last week alone. that's what israel wants to stop. at the same time hamas has been retilliating today at least 130 rockets fired from gaza into israeli cities. about 50
? ♪ you are an idiot ♪ ha, ha, ha, ha ♪ >> stephanie: i can't believe dana robacker comes from california. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: i'm upset with when congressman jesse jackson has been gone so long in a mental health hospital i think there should be some rule that a republican has to go away to a mental health hospital too there are so many candidates i think john mccain ought to be the one. >> stephanie: let's not make fun. all right. >> representative jackson we wish him well. >> stephanie: yes. hello, marlene. you're on "the stephanie miller show." marlene, by the way, i don't think john mccain is mentally ill. he's just cranky. >> like old men generally are. >> stephanie: exactly. i was going to update on you the the. [ world world news music ] >> stephanie: the finding appears to bolster assertions by petraeus and his lova. his biographyer-slash-lova. >> his thang. >> his boo. >> stephanie: his good thang. their affair did not put national security secrets at risk. wow, did you see that. [ music [ world news music ] >> he had--wow, broad well told petraeus republican money men
to california's proposition 8. the high court's rule follows election day victories in four states for same-sex marriages. activists are trying to keep up that momentum. they're going ahead, looking at seven more states they believe they can legalize the issue in by 2014. their effort also include ace powerful new tv ad from the human rights campaign. it is narrated by a familiar voice. this is oscar-winning actor morgan freeman. >> america stands at the dawn of a new day. freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey toward a more perfect union. now across our country, we are standing together for the right of gay and lesbian americans to marry the person they love. >> joining me now, the hrc's d.c. president, chad griffin. chad, good morning to you, first of all. >> good morning. >> you told "the new york times" this video isn't meant to be interpreted as some sort of victory lap for lgbt rights, through there has to be a sense of achievement given recent electoral victories. >> there is no question this is historic when it comes to marriage equality. we saw the first
and robert reich, former labor secretary and professor at the university of california berkeley. joy, are you feeling sorry for grover norquist yet? >> immensely. he's such a lonelily l man. the senate is gone. enough republican senators have signal they're going to play ball. this is about the house of representatives and really for john boehner, everything changes in a good way for him. if we go off the curb or the cliff on january 1st, he won't be dealing with that tea party caucus and that's the bee in his bonnet that doesn't want to make a deal and by the way, a lot of them are are out the door. so greg's reporting is interesting because it signals that the white house has a public posture in which they say no, we dare not go off the cliff but we're going to get those tax rates increased and the reporting i've done tonight is that there's going to be additional meetings. this was the private version of the public meetings they did last week. now, they've been doing them in private and these are white house economic staff. people who do the policy piece. briefing folks on what they plan t
nominated yet. >> keep that in mind. >> adam schiff is a democrat from california and a senior member on the house intelligence committee. we'll get to susan rice. but i want to start with the fiscal cliff. 15 days before christmas break. it's time to go to woncht politico reporting the parameters of a deal here. in the wall street journal it says the president may have flexibility on the issue of the tax rate increase. president barack obama signalled he wouldn't insist tax rates on upper income americans rise to clinton era peaks as part of the deal. the white house's flexibility first described by erskine bowles after meetings with mr. obama and others confirmed by administration officials could envision tax rates increasing from current levels to less than clinton era levels. so 37, 38%, is that enough for you? >> i would like to see the bush tax cuts for the upper income go away completely. with many people, myself included we don't want to negotiate against ourselves at the moment. there is going to have to be give and take. this will be a compromise. neither party can do it alo
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massive protests from california to washington, d.c. for years. and the republican party has made its position very clear and forced the borders and flat out killed the dream act. republicans spelled out their anti-immigration position on their platform. tough talk on immigration appeals to the base. listen to the way romney talked about immigrants during his campaign. >> almost half the jobs created in texas were created for illegal aliens. sanctuary cities. giving tuition breaks to the kids of illegal aliens. four years of college, $100,000 discount if you're an illegal alien. i'm running for office. i can't have illegals. >> imagine what those words sounded like to latinos. now republicans are scrambling to change their tone. all of a sudden, they are saying, we have to evolve on immigration. senators john mccain and lindsey graham want to work on reform. john boehner wants to find common ground. and even sean hannity is trying to shift to the middle. >> we have to get rid of the immigration issue all together. it's simple. you control the border first. you create a pathway for tho
, a cash-strapped city in california will embark on a curious modern experiment. san jose's citizens will be invited to play with the city's budge for a day using pretend money. the hope is that by logging into these computing-cum-budget exercises, residents will become better informed about how their budget and city work, and that, in turn, should make them more engaged in crucial policy choices. should the city save money by reducing its firemen on trucks or bite the bullet and raise taxes instead? a cynic might dismiss this as a marketing or political gimmick, but if nothing else, the experiment is distinctly thought-provo thought-provoking." i'm curious your thoughts because in your essay you also talk about switzerland. they obviously face unique comparisons to the united states. we're a far larger cannot tri wi country with a lot more poverty than they face. what is your belief of why it would work here? >> it's been tried in brazil, but the idea is you get people at a local level together to understand the importance of tradeoffs. if you ask people in surveys, what do you want
as higher costs of living and medical expenses sent poverty members upward. california, the district of columbia, arizona, florida and georgia top the list of places with the highest levels of poverty. >> from our parade of papers, "the cedar rapids gazette," fema may need to request a congressional bailout as flood claims from sandy quadruple capacity. it's a fema subsidiary and claims from sandy could top $12 billion. the program's essentially the country's only residential flood insurer. >>> joining the conversation now, former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner, good morning. >> good morning. >> we'll get to your charts. also mike allen from the "politico" newsroom, the chief white house correspondent there. good morning. >> i hate being objectified like you guys. >> see, you're in the deutsche camp. let's talk about what mitt romney said in that conference call this week. he was talking to his biggest donors, defending his campaign by saying president obama won because he focused on giving, quote, gifts to latinos, african-americans and younger v
and california the most he recent to join the fights and most states are opting to cut out cur vief writing. >> dave: i love the cursive. >> clayton: finally, at least $50, how much you'll have to drop in the slot for caviar from a vending machine. high brow vending machine located at one los angeles mall, first of its kind in the u.s. who wants fish eggs out of a vending machine? >> yeah. >> clayton: it's disgusting. all right. dave. >> dave: and quite certain that those that eat caviar don't use vending machines, but hector macho commacho was a legend out of the ring, and including this one, macho took down boxing great, sugar ray leona leonard. >> and defending sugar ray, that was a bit past his prime. sadly he was taken off life support and died yesterday after being shot in his home town in puerto rico, 50 years old. here to talk about the life and legacy for show box and boxing historian, good to see steve. >> thank you, steve. >> dave: he was an interesting character in and out of the ring, a showman, an entertainer, not just a good boxer, are you surprise the way the sad story ended
killed in holiday weekend traffic here in california. they died in a head on crash in the sierra foothills in placer placerville. chp says nearly 2/3 of the death investigated were people not wearing their seat their seat belts. >>> and a pilot in novato and his passenger are okay. they clipped a fence and turned over in an emergency landing. both should be okay. >>> got your traffic and a foggy weather day coming your way right after the break. stay right there. >>> good morning. well, the big story with our morning drive is all the fog that's out there. very thick. chp issued a dense fog advisory. and traffic is moderately heavy right now across the span of the golden gate bridge. a look at southbound 101 101 coming into san francisco. metering lights on. that is traffic for your 5-day forecast. here's brian. >> we have a lot of fog out there. numbers in the 40s to low 50s. we'll go sunny later today. numbers will be in the mid-60s. 62 in san francisco. extended forecast, things get wet starting on wednesday. >>> well black friday crowds
of our own like, life is a beach here in sunny california. or what fiscal cliff, grover? how about your welsh cakes are burning, burning, ann? the possiblilities are endless. let us know your opinion. your good toois and good humor are always appreciated. >>> next, grover may never come over. is he a man or is he a muppet? stay with us. >> would you share your 2350d with someone? >> yes. >> but that would create a culture of dependency. >> they don't have any food, i will give it to them. >> you're taking away their motivation to earn that food for themselves. did you not read that copy of atlas shrug i loaned you? wasn't my daughter's black bean soup spectacular? [ man thinking ] oh, this gas. those antacids aren't working. oh no, not that, not here! [ male announcer ] antacids don't relieve gas. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. gas-x. the gas xperts. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. try this... bayer? this isn
those. california reformed its three strikes law which had sent millions of monoviol nonviolent users to jails for decades. it's dawning on voters, judges cops, politicians that imprisoning people doesn't work. after all the billions spent and the millions of arrests and incarcerated people, drugs remain cheap, potent and easily purchased and the financial and spiritual cost of imprisoning more people than any other nation in the world is not sustainable. our next guest wrote a great new york magazine cover story about the future of the war on druks titled "the truce on drugs." we can only hope. benjamin wallace wells, ho aw a you, sir? >> i'm great. >> i'm thrilled by the movement away from prohibition. not because i want to get high. not because there's people who want to get high and can't because it's illegal, that's certainly not the case. but because it does not work when we treat marijuana differently from alcohol. is that correct? >> i think that is correct. one of the things you've seen just in the last five years is a movement of the position that the war on drugs has failed
the mexican mafia is operating in northern california. are there serious indications that they are and what are the chances we'll see more drug violence here in the u.s.? >> no, i don't think that there are of-that the mexican mafia is this a huge way involved in drug distribution at a local level inside the united states. i think one thing to keep in mind, the general talks about adolescent drug use numbers, but the numbers for overall drug use in particular for overall chronic drug use are down pretty dramatically over the last decade and a half. if you look at the numbers for cocaine, for example, according to the national household survey, we have half the number of chronic cocaine users that we did just six years ago. that's astonishing. so i think in the long run, what we're talking about is a market for drugs in the united states, particularly hard drugs, that is diminishing. and i think what you will see and that what we've already seen in the long arc since the crack epidemic is a decline in the violence that accompanies that. now, south of the border is a little bit of a different
in the california dessert after vandalism and years of court fights. gregg: plus breaking developments in the middle east. israel firing on syria this morning. we'll have a live report from the israeli-syrian border just ahead. martha: also a massive explosion in a quiet suburb kills two people and destroys at least 30 homes. so what caused this? we're live with the latest in that mystery. >> it woke me up and i pulled up and it is just kept shaking. then i, it is crumbling. the house is going to crumble on us. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and my daughter loves the santa. oh, ah sir. that is a customer. let's not tell mom. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. [ male announcer ] there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! so why are you doing his? whoa! only your doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach ac can damage the lining of your esophagus. for many, prescript
something good. there is an organization called the st. baldrick's foundation based in california but does work all around the country to raise money for research and to childhood cancers. they solved this bet on twitter and "national journal" and they said why don't you shave your head for children with cancer. they raised all of their money through shaving people's heads. they've taken -- they've taken the walkathon concept. >> bill: st. baldrick, the patron saint of bald. >> st. baldrick's.org, go there and learn their story. that's all they do is they raise money for research into childhood cancers and they do it by shaving people's heads. normal people will set up a fund-raising page and get people to donate to it. celebrities like yourself -- >> bill: forget it. >> hold on to it while you got it. >> bill: bald woodhouse is our guest here for this part -- i haven't seen you since november 6th in studio. congratulations. >> appreciate it. >> bill: you were very much a part of this extraordinary campaign. and
in california. he is used to hearing from the public. when he posted a picture doing his daughter's hair on facebook he and his wife, donna, were overwhelmed. >> the facebook page lit up and it kept going and going and going. >> i think it hit a racial core. i think it also hit a father/daughter cord. >> reporter: eight years ago, the somervilles adopted cali, a decision that raised tough questions about themselves. >> there's a baby out there that needs a mommy and a daddy. if we all of a sudden back out because we're scared that this happens to be a black baby, what does that say about us? >> reporter: they cherish watching cal ichi's play time w older sister, sydney. but know as she gets older there will likely be challenges. trans-racial adoptees can experience a lack of cultural identity. >> we dealt with it. my mom always turned everything that was an obstacle into confidence. >> reporter: helped world renowned chef samuelson, ethiopian, adopted by swedish parents. >> race, definitely has a place. >> reporter: brought up with a strong sense of self, samuelson now feels home in harl
case before it. ruled the 2008 state ballot measure here in california is unconstitutional. here's how this works. the high court decides not to hear the case, and the appeal court ruling stands, that means gay marriage will be legal. if the court decides it wants to hear the case, then gay marriage is on hold until there is a ruling some time next year. now legal in nine states and in washington, d.c. the courts decideing whether it wants to take up one of several cases on the marriage act it. doma defines marriage between a man and a woman and there is a provision that denies benefits of same-sex couples. they have struck down that division as unconstitutional which makes it more likely that the supreme court will want to hear at least one of those cases. one of the big questions we had after the election is not why mitt romney lost but why he was so convinced he was going to win. this morning the new republic has an exclusive report on the campaign's final internal polls in six swing states, and it looks like they were flawed. pollsters overestimated the turn turnout when polled th
in the pacific northwest and on the west coast. all the way from washington to california. kind of a barrage of storms moving in. that's where the trickiest travel will be for the next five days or so. big picture today, you're dry in the northeast. sunny and cool. southeast, as well. there's the west with those storms beginning to come on in through today, through the weekend, and into next week. temperature-wise, kind of right where we should be for the most part. maybe a degree or so cooler. if you guys are into the meteor shower, after midnight tonight between 2:00 and 3:00 in the morning, look toward the sky where the constellation leo is. it will be a pretty cool night to look up and see it. >> very nice. >> that sounds awesome. plus, we're up at that time anyway. >> all right, alexander steele. thank you so much. >>> 46 minutes after the hour. congressman ron paul bids a no-so-fond farewell to washington after 36 long, long years. hear his parting shot to both sides of the aisle coming up next. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it
behind california, new york and florida. the estimates are the numbers are on the decline will but thee 630,000 americans homeless on any given night. >> shannon: such an important story. thank you, casey. turmoil in egypt, angry protesters take to the streets clashing with police as the outraging off mohammed morsi decision decision to give himself power grows. >> the numbers are in for black friday and are they giving retails a clue about what to expect about you biggest online shopping day of the year. >>> nobody won last night's powerball jackpot. it's expected to climb to $425 million so are you feeling lucky? i'm shannon bream, hour number 2 of america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. >>> the efforts to promote stability in egypt are fraying. protests an hundreds of detransportations are planned for the week ahead. steve harrigan joins us. >> you can probably here the sirens and small explosions behind me, tear gas and protesters throwing molotov cocktails. the demos kicked off on friday and 500 people have been injured. 2 or 3,000 young protest
. the press democrat in california has this headline, big drop this em grants handed over to feds. it's about how fewer people are being turned over to authorities in sonoma county. and the seattle times has an article titled, microsoft seeks more foreign workers. it's offered to pay a boun dee to the government in exchange for extra visas to import more foreign workers. >>> a look at the best of lighter moments with and i've been asking mika about a holiday dinner she'd like to forget. >> can i ask you, you brought up something that this just brought to mind. with your father being who is he in the carter administration, you being a democrat, you have these two brothers, one of whom works for mitt romney, what in the world is your dinner like around the thank giving table? >> we've had some bad ones. seriously. >> my mother hates it when i tell that story. >> thanksgiving 2004, middle of the iraq war. >> it was that the boys were not getting along. >> ian worked for don rumsfeld, mark worked for bill clinton and is now an ambassador in sweden for barack obama. and they get into a fight. >> y
quite a place. >> let's talk about some other headlines. today, california is set to unveil a new attempt to limit greenhouse gases. the state is going to be holding its first sale of carbon emissions permits. experts say it's a landmark experiment that california hopes will serve as a model for other u.s. states and the federal government. a new survey finds that families are at odds over financial planning. fidelity investments finds that sharply conflicting expectations between older parents and their adult children. among the survey results. 24% of adult children expect they will have to help their parents financially at some point, yet 97% of parents don't expect to need help. that's a oble nearly all of older parents and their grown children disagreed on whether a child will take care of their parents if they become ill, and adult children underestimate the value of their parents' estate by more than $100,000 on average. i think that's an issue across the country. do you want to counter that? >> no, not really. >> how are your parents? my parents are doing great. >> mine are
governors who have been open and welcoming and friendly whereas california was a state that had republican governors who turned on hispanics and hispanics turned on them and the state is now solid blue. i mean, it's unimaginable that you can't think of a republican who could win in fcalifornia no. >> john podhoretz, good to have you on the show. up next "gq" editor are in chief michael hainey is here. it's about men, right, michael? >> always. >> this issue is about men. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove ♪ i'd have nothing to lose ♪ i'd be all lost at sea ♪ with no reason to make it through ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the celebra
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